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Bolsonaro in fresh crisis over son’s alleged links to fake news racket

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Claims risk damaging Brazilian president already reeling from resignation of justice minister

The political storm engulfing Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has intensified with reports that federal police investigators have identified his son as one of the alleged key members of a “criminal fake news racket” engaged in threatening and defaming Brazilian authorities.

One of Brazil’s top newspapers, the Folha de São Paulo, claimed an investigation by Brazil’s equivalent to the FBI had honed in on Carlos Bolsonaro, the president’s social-media-savvy son.

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